Weightlifting Fairy

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)

Do you know why you are unhappy? Because of the gap between what you want and the reality. Try to be less greedy. – Joon-hyung

Drama Profile:
  • Title: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Nov 16, 2016 – Jan 11, 2017
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Genre: Coming of age / Sports / Romantic-comedy
  • Notes: This drama is inspired by the life of South Korean Olympic weightlifter gold-medalist Jang Mi Ran.
  • Written by: Yang Hee Seung (Oh My Ghost), Kim Soo Jin (Awl)
  • Directed by: Oh Hyun Jong (A Daughter Just Like You), Nam Sung Woo
  • Main Cast: Lee Sung-kyung (Doctors) in the title role, with Nam Joo-hyuk (Who Are You: School 2015)
  • Synopsis: A coming-of-age story about a group of college athletes who are fighting for their dreams, experiencing and finding love in the process, and growing every step of the way. (Source : Wikipedia)
K-drama Feels:
  • A very healthy, sensible, genuine kind of story as to friendship, family, love, goal, career and priority.
  • Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is a light and cute drama. Simple plot yet had so much good vibes.
  • This drama was pretty cute and the characters are believable and relatable. I love the way this portrays the youth and its warmth.
  • Relationship and Friendship Goals.
  • The main couple is so adorable. The chemistry of NamLee couple is okay for me. Their sweetness will kill you.
  • Nam Joo Hyuk as Joon Hyung is charming and adorable, his character is so boyfriend material, a kind of guy you want to keep in yourself, in your life. Where can I find one?
  • OST is nice! (You and I by Kim Jong Wan / Dreaming by Han Hee Jung)
  • If you aren’t looking for a drama that is heavily focused on plot, but rather for humor and fun, then watch WFKBJ.
  • Ummmm… Do you like Messi?
  • Oh and I almost forgot: SWAAAAAG!


My Rating – 7.5/10 (A charming rom-com.)


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